Andy ChenInformation Technology Specialist at a tech consulting company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"I can have a SharePoint list and connect with users through PowerApps to present the information."
"It's a very workable solution because it's an automated way of making applications. You have a template, you have the application know-how,"
"There are a lot of different applications; you can connect PowerApps, or Flow, or Power BI to many different types of applications to interchange data."
"The initial setup was very easy."
"The most valuable feature is the simple data connectivity components."
"Can design apps quickly and can connect to any database."
"The solution is very good. It's very full. You can do almost anything."
"There's a lot of online knowledge on the solution, to the point where new users can basically teach themselves how to use the solution."
"The pre-configured CRM functionalities regarding the accounts management and contact activities is very good. It's easy to develop workflows."
"It is a low-code platform, that is very intuitive."
"The low-code tools and business process management that Creatio provides are useful for our internal processes. It is also very easy to use."
"Studio Creatio is a very good and complete solution. It is very stable, and for customers who need a good response time, in the public cloud, Creatio provides the possibility to have a private server for a high level of transactions and good response time. Their support is great. They are very good, and they know the solution very well. Their response time is also great."
"The editor in the Web browser could be improved because it can be difficult to implement the commands in the buttons."
"The product could be improved by making it a production application and enabling the export of apps."
"The solution is evolving very fast and every month new features are introduced. Sometimes it's difficult to catch up with all the evolution that's happening. I had to focus on Power BI for a while and left PowerApps at the side for a couple of months and when I came back, it had changed its interface and moved components around."
"I have always felt that you need an IT background to use this solution."
"Integration with databases and other tools needs to be improved."
"Customer support needs improvement."
"This tool doesn't have an internal database. It only relies on the data layer of Microsoft Cloud."
"One of the major problems with it is what PowerApps calls the delegation warning. Regardless of what platform, data source, et cetera, that you're using, you can't retrieve more than 2000 records."
"The mobile version of the solution could be improved. It's hard to customize it."
"It does not have the ability to run one single large process."
"I can have several types of contacts, customers, employees, partners, and so on, and I would like to have a different view for each type of contact in the list view. Currently, there is no way to configure this. This is something I would like Creatio to improve. In this time of COVID, it is very important that all such solutions improve omnichannel communications and omnichannel marketing. Companies need to communicate with customers by using not just the phone number and email but also by using social networks. All companies today need artificial intelligence, machine learning, the internet of things, and social communication."
"They can improve the business rules for defining the type and quantity of the business load. They already seem to be working on this improvement. Integration with the social networks will be very appreciated by the companies. It will be very useful for communication between the company and customers, that is, B to C relationships. Most of the customers or users have smartphones, and they use a lot of social networks. Companies need to stay connected with the customers. They have enabled integration with WhatsApp and Telegram in recent releases, which has been very useful."
"If you start to use any premium connectors that are not stored in a SharePoint list or on an Excel workbook, then it costs $4 per user per month. If you want unlimited, it's about $16 per month for unlimited apps, and unlimited connectors."
"The company has a subscription where you can use certain features for free, but there are features that require a premium subscription to use."
"The enterprise-level costs a great deal of money, and you have to purchase additional licenses to scale it."
"We use the Office 365 package, and Microsoft PowerApps is a part of the package. We don't pay any separate price for this. There are no additional costs. We just pay for the Office 365 package."
"There are two licensing costs, one is pay-as-you-go, or you can develop it for one year."
"This is not an expensive product and there are no licensing fees."
"It is not expensive. There is no licensing cost."
"The pricing is too expensive and the licensing system is complicated. There are many pages of instruction on how to do the calculations for the price."
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PowerApps enables a broad range of app scenarios to be created that infuse digital transformation into manual and outdated processes. Use both canvas and model-driven apps to build PowerApps that solve business problems for task and role-specific scenarios like inspections, field sales enablement, prospect to cash, and integrated marketing views.
Intelligent business process management and low-code platform with out-of-the-box solutions and templates
Studio Creatio, Enterprise Edition is the unique synergy of business processes management and case management technologies that provide organizations with powerful tools to easily manage and optimize business processes.
Microsoft PowerApps is ranked 5th in Rapid Application Development Software with 22 reviews while Studio Creatio is ranked 14th in Rapid Application Development Software with 4 reviews. Microsoft PowerApps is rated 7.8, while Studio Creatio is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft PowerApps writes "Affordable, customizable, and easy to set up ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Studio Creatio writes "An easy-to-use BPM and low-code platform with proactive technical support". Microsoft PowerApps is most compared with Oracle Application Express (APEX), OutSystems, Microsoft Azure App Service, Mendix and ServiceNow, whereas Studio Creatio is most compared with Oracle Visual Builder Cloud Service, Mendix, Bizagi, OutSystems and Camunda BPM. See our Microsoft PowerApps vs. Studio Creatio report.
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